IOTA to Help Taipei Implement Smart Solutions

Taipei and IOTA Foundation start blockless technology-based partnership

by Marina Ovcharova
01 February • 1 min
In News

German open-source non-profit organization IOTA Foundation said it has entered into a partnership with Taipei City that will see IOTA’s Tangle blockless distributed ledger technology (DLT), implemented into the city's projects.

The first step involves the creation of digital citizen cards to be used by Taiwan capital’s residents when voting, providing medical information and any other government-related services. The new cards with IOTA’s TangleID technology will limit the possibilities of identity theft and fraud, IOTA said in a statement.


Clean air becomes a priority for Taipei

Another project IOTA is getting involved in is Airbox. This is a partnership between Edimax, Realtek, Asus, and Academia Sinica, LASS and Taipei City, that will design and manufacture air sensors with the size of a human palm, which will detect and measure the levels of temperature, humidity, light, and pollution. The devices will be installed in homes and public schools and will provide air quality data online. This will be one of the most comprehensive environmental sensor networks in existence.

In cooperation with BiiLabs, the data from Airbox will be placed on the Tangle and traded in IOTA. Real-time air quality data will become available to all the PM2.5 stations in the country.

BiiLabs is a startup working in the field of distributed ledger technology.

IOTA's Tangle technology enables machines to interact between themselves using data and money. In its portfolio, the company has transactions for more than USD 10 billion paid for electric vehicle charging, parking, transparent value chains, and secure Over-the-Air Updates, among others.